Having just finished my second roll on Leica M6, I start to feel spontaneous about shooting folks in the streets.
Before M6, while I was using Nikon F5, I didn’t dare to shoot feely outside. The procedure of focusing, metering and EV comp slowed me down every time. Even though electronics had brought so many features which mechanical cameras didn’t once have, but these features in pure photography are nothing but spoilers.
Simply knowing to apply the Zone System and hyperfocal distance of the lens has made me take good pictures with Leica and feel free to go in the streets.
As for street photography, I don’t think equipments matter that much. No matter what camera you are holding, go challenge your self by shooting in the streets. Don’t worry– you won’t get a punch in the face by people you shoot